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Out of the Blue

I saw a reference today to Indiana Jones today that made me think of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a recollection not as painful for me as it should be, as I have not seen the much-reviled latest installment in the series. This is because, as I've mentioned in the past, MrsBlue and I end up seeing a vast majority of movies after they come to cable/satellite, especially when the reviews are as mixed (to put it kindly) as they were for Indy 4. Which brings me to my point: Is Spielberg so embarrassed by this film he's keeping it off cable? It was released well over four years ago, and its absence from the small screen is starting to seem like the it's getting The Star Wars Holiday Special treatment. By all accounts this is deserved, but I remain masochistically curious to see it.

Masochistic Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2012, 17:39 nin
 
pnag wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 16:59:
nin wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 16:29:
...groan inducing stupidity.


I totally agree with that for both movies...except for the "decent flick"s part.

Jesus... A biologist tries to pet a deadly beast and a geologist with the coolest mapping technology gets lost - those minor bits were stupid.

What else? Don't give me shit about helmets, or an 'invitation' (Shaw's interpretation, which as she says herself was "so wrong".)

I'm totally sick of the Prometheus bashing, as whenever anyone actually says what it is they didn't like about it, it effectively amounts to, "It's not the Alien movie I wanted."

It's not an Alien movie!!! As Scott said, it's set in the same universe. That's it.

IJ4 was disgusting because three people responsible for Indy in the first place (Lucas, Spielberg and Ford) managed to royally fuck it up. It was like they'd never seen the other movies, never mind wrote/directed/starred in them.

Let's see...

Crew signs on, flies across the galaxy, wakes up and STILL doesn't know what their mission is.

Crew that enters what is clearly a building (built by SOMEONE), with virtually no weaponry.

The helmet removal WAS stupid.

A pilot and his crew who, at the drop of a hat, decide to sacrifice themselves and their giant spaceship.

A woman that can only run in a straight line to outrun a ship about to fell on her (and seriously, what are the odds of a circular ship managing to roll on it's outer edge like a wheel w/o falling over???).

Another woman who has her stomach cut open and can magically run around the rest of the movie with almost no problems.



Look, I love Ridley Scott. But this story was a fucking MESS...

More here:
http://youtu.be/RBaKqOMGPWc


More of a legal thing than anything else, but the big (e)book publishers have gotten their asses handed to them with regards to illegal price fixing, and if you bought any kindle books in the last two years, you're going to get some money back.

Yeah, got that email from amazon this morning. I look forward to my .30 cent refund or the like...




 
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